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New Year’s celebrations in Latvia’s cities

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Riga

Shops will open at 11 November Embankment at 21:00 this Sunday, 31 December. DJ Roberts Lejasmeijers will be the one in charge of the music. From 22:00 onward participants of festivities will be presented with a special concert programme ‘100 dziesmas līdz simtgadei’ [100 songs until centenary], which was created specifically for Latvia’s jubilee. Among musicians to perform during festivities are Aija Vītoliņa, Aija Andrejeva, Normunds Rutulis, Daumants Kalniņš, Ivo Grīsniņš-Grīslis and MC orchestra.

Fireworks will commence at midnight. The event will be accompanied by opera singer Sonora Vaice, violinist Raimonds Ozols, Latvian Voices group, Auļi group, DJ Monsta, hip-hop performers Reiks and Kristaps Krievkalns.

Festivities will continue after fireworks with Buks group and DJ Roberts Lejasmeijers.

Daugavpils

Fireworks will cheer residents and guests of Daugavpils at Daugavmala. The New Year’s disco will take place at Vienibas Square.

Ventspils

Guests and residents of Ventspils will gather at Liela Square for New Year’s festivities. There they will partake in celebration of the New Year.

The always energetic music group Eolika will be in charge of music.

Vetnspils City Council Chairman Aivars Lembergs will read his speech at 00:30. Fireworks in Ventspils will commence at 00:33.

Valmiera

People are invited to attend New Year’s festivities in Valmiera on 31 December. Similar to previous years, residents and guests of Valmiera will be able to look back at the year in photos set in the city centre.

Participants of festivities will be able to watch fireworks from different locations – the Town Square, the square next to St. Simon Church, pedestrian walkways on the left side of Riga Street towards the city centre, the square next to Valmiera Cultural Centre and the parking lot next to Valmiera’s 5th Secondary School.

Liepaja

On Sunday, 31 December, New Year’s celebration with Ralfs Eilands and PeR Group will commence at 23:00 at Lielais dzintars concert hall.

Residents and guests to Liepaja will be able to use public transport services free of charge on 31 December.

To make sure people are able to get home after fireworks, two additional tramway trips will be organized at 00:45 on 1 January 2018 from Kurzeme stop. Buses will be organized as well.

Tukums

Residents and guests to this city are invited to come to Tukums centre – Brivibas Square – at 23:30 31 December to celebrate New Year’s. Like every year, the winner of the Most Beautiful Christmas Decoration will be announced there.

Fireworks are scheduled to be fired at Katrinas Square.

The team at BNN wishes everyone a great, successful and lovely Year of the Dog 2018.

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